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Tackling online sexual harassment with project deShame at the Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on online sexual harassment and project deShame, led by Maithreyi Rajeshkumar, Policy and Communications Manager at Childnet.

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Safer Internet Day 2020 educational resources for children aged 3-7

  • Awareness
  • 09/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has created a range of educational resources that are designed for educators to deliver with young people aged 3-18, including specific resources tailored for use with 3-7 year olds.

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ProjectEVOLVE has launched!

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Following months of hard work, planning, writing, biscuits, rewriting, and website development, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is delighted to announce the launch of ProjectEVOLVE. Do you want a primer on what ProjectEVOLVE means for you - and for UK education? Take a look at the UKSIC's FAQs below and access the just-launched beta.

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New Safer Internet Day educational resources for teachers and schools

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

To support educators for Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre - official coordinators of the day in the UK - have created a range of new educational resources focusing on a brand new theme.

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11 things parents and carers should know about loot boxes

  • Awareness
  • 29/10/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Parents and carers may have seen stories about "loot boxes" in the news in the last few weeks. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has written this article to lay out all of the key information about loot boxes, what they mean for young people and their online safety, and what you can do to encourage safe and responsible usage.

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Online safety film competition for young people

  • Awareness
  • 13/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has completed the 2019 Childnet Film Competition, which is delivered as part of their work for the UK SIC.

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Family Summer Challenge on online well-being

  • Awareness
  • 09/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has put together this Family Summer Challenge so families can have fun this summer, online and offline.

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A parent and carer's Guide to "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite"

  • Awareness
  • 07/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Three years after Pokémon Go was released, the game's creators have released a new game set in the magical world of Harry Potter. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) share their advice on how to ensure children use it safely.

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Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Online challenges and crazes have become a key trend to be aware of when supporting and educating young people about how to stay safe online. Challenges come in many forms and can involve upsetting, harmful or viral content. Over the last few years we have seen a range of online challenges. Some, such as the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie, can promote and raise money for great causes. However, other challenges such as "pain challenges", and "Neck Nominate" videos can harm young people and adults who take part. It is important that – whether a challenge is rumoured or real – educators have the tools they need and are ready to deal with such challenges and are able to support young people.

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Thinking critically about pornography, healthy relationships and body image online

  • Awareness
  • 28/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Kate Edwards, a former teacher and current Education and Safeguarding Manager at Childnet, looks at Childnet's brand new resource for children aged 11-14, targeting online pornography, healthy relationships and body image online.

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